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July 29, 2008|By SUSIE HOFFMAN / 301-790-2413

Dog wash set for Aug. 16

This week we say good-bye to July and hello to the Dog Days of Summer ... August. I am fairly certain that the Dog Days of Summer does not refer to man's best friend. However, Aug. 16 is most definitely going to be a day for the dogs.

The staff and volunteers at the Humane Society of Washington County will hold a most unique fundraiser ... not the traditional car wash ... but a dog wash. Stop by the animal shelter between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and treat your best friend with four legs to a soapy good time, and while there, be sure to shop at the "Flealess" market and yard sale. If you are interested in setting up a table, call Debbie at 301-733-2060, ext. 213. There are bound to be bargains and other interesting goodies. Residents of Washington County will also have the opportunity to have their dogs, cats and ferrets inoculated against rabies. If you have been looking into microchipping your furry friend, then this also can be done for a discounted price. Make sure to pick up your dog license, too. The shelter is at 13011 Maugansville Road in Hagerstown. They have a most informative Web site at


Children's Village plans golf tourney

We all know the wonderfully educational programs that Children's Village offers to the youth in this area in terms of free life safety education with a very fun twist.

What we don't know is how they fund all they do. Here is one of the answers:

On Friday, Sept. 5, at Black Rock Golf Course, Children's Village will host its 14th annual "Keep Our Kids Safe" Four Man Scramble Golf Classic. A putting contest begins at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon. Dinner will follow the tournament and a brown bag lunch will be provided. The entry fee costs $100 per person. Corporate sponsor packages are available as well as sponsorships for holes and carts. You can register by calling Children's Village at 301-733-4443.

Rebel raffle

The South Hagerstown High School Band Boosters will hold a raffle to help fund and benefit the band. South High graduate Steven Eugene Grove is a jazz musician who has donated his Selmer Ref 54 Tenor Saxophone for the raffle. You may be more familiar with the artist by his stage name, Euge Groove. This was the sax he used to tour for three years and to record his "Just Feels Right" CD. The value of the instrument is more than $9,000. Tickets costs $25 each and more details are available at The raffle ends Sept. 10 and the drawing will be Sept. 13.

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